Louise Redknapp breaks silence after sparking concern over new family member

Fans of the former Eternal singer shared their concerns

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by Daisy Hall |

Louise Redknapp has spoken out after she sparked concern over the weekend as she gave her adorable new puppy, Banksy Blu, a "dangerous dog chew".

The former Strictly star caused a stir when she shared a snap of her new addition enjoying a rawhide dog chew on Insta and was met with a barrage of comments from her following about the dangers.

"Banksy Blu having a chew", she captioned the post.

"Take that off him very dangerous," said one follower with another adding, "I hope they aren’t rawhide… can be very dangerous to dogs."

One more wrote, "Be super careful with rawhide babe especially with bull breeds, they can be so dangerous, I learnt that the hard way with my Frenchie, we had a scary chocking experience with him, I had no idea that raw hide was not a good thing to give dogs, done some research after and have never given him one again! Xxxx."

Clearly aware of the comments, Louise then updated her followers by commenting herself, "Hi guys thanks for all the advice on rawhide we took it off him pretty quick before it got soft and could get caught in his throat. Thanks for all the concern xxx."

Louise shared the news that she had welcomed Banksy Blu last week by posting a montage of snaps that showed the pup settling into his new home.

Sharing the ADORABLE video to Instagram, Louise introduced Banksy Blu to her followers saying, "We were so devestated losing our girl Blubelle a few weeks ago, and we really noticed a change in Rudi’s behaviour so we decided a little brother might be what he needs…

"Say hello to Banksy Blu… he’s definitely settled in 💙 @colourbulls_uk what a beaut he is!"

He really is gorgeous.

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Louise's friends were quick to comment on her video, because who doesn't love a happy pup?

Denise van Outen (who could probably really do with some puppy videos at the moment) wrote, "Aww 😍❤️" while All Saints alum Shaznay Lewis said, "Ahhhhhh! He’s gorgeous Lou! 🥰😘♥️"

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Louise recently revealed that she had lost her dog Blubelle after several years and paid tribute to her in a sweet Instagram post.

She said, "I am absolutely heartbroken that we had to say goodbye to our little girl Blu early this morning 💔

"I am going to miss you so much my darling girl your escaping through the fence, chasing the squirrels out of the garden, our long walks in the woods watching you run carefree, going upstairs when we say ‘bed time’ and getting on mummy’s bed instead of in your own and most of all your kisses and cuddles every day.

"I wanted to share this with you because I know so many of you follow their insta page and loved seeing what Blu and Rudi were up to and loved them as much as we did.

"We’ll miss you so much, sleep tight our gorgeous Bluebells 💙

"Love you forever Mummy, Chaz and Beau Beau’s Xxx"

Hopefully Banksy Blu will be able to help fill the hole that Blu left behind.

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